Kansas City Construction Accident Attorney
Injured Workers Can Call Wendt Goss, P.C.
There are numerous different types of construction accidents that may leave a victim seriously injured. These include scaffolding accidents, injuries caused by
defective tools or equipment, falls from heights, injuries from falling objects and ladder accidents, to name a few. In any of these situations, it is important to review your legal options with an experienced
Kansas City personal injury lawyer. You may have the right to file a
personal injury claim against a construction worker, manufacturer or construction company, but without the proper insight into the matter you may find that you are unable to take the legal action you need to in order to recover maximum financial compensation.
Does workers' comp insurance cover my construction accident?
According to the Missouri Department of Labor, "Construction industry employers that erect, alter, demolish or repair improvements are required to carry workers′ compensation insurance if they have one or more employees." There is some confusion though on who qualifies as an employee and who does not. Workers' compensation insurance in Missouri covers both full and part-time employees. Any worker who has been given a written or verbal contract of employment and is employed by a non-exempt employer should be covered by workers' comp. If you would like to learn more about exempt employers and occupations, visit § 287.090 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.
Construction Accidents and Third Party Claims
Because many construction accidents are covered by workers' compensation insurance, an injured employee may not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer for the same accident. There may still be additional areas for compensation even after you've filed for and collected workers' compensation benefits. Wendt Goss, P.C. can evaluate your accident and attempt to uncover the possibility for a third party liability claim. This is a lawsuit not filed against your employer, but rather a third party who may have been liable or partially at-fault for your accident. This could include a product manufacturer who issued the piece of equipment you were using at the time of the accident, for example. Contact a Kansas City construction accident attorney at our law firm today to discuss your case and to learn about your right to compensation under workers' compensation law or by way of a third party claim.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri
At Wendt Goss, P.C. we handle personal injury claims for construction accidents throughout Missouri. We are skilled trial attorneys who understand the ins and outs of the legal process associated with injury claims and lawsuits. We are dedicated to recovering the highest amount of monetary damages possible for your unique case. To learn more about our services, contact a Missouri construction accident lawyer at our office. Your initial consultation is free and confidential, and there is no obligation.
Any construction site has the potential to be a hazardous place for any worker, visitor or even a pedestrian. Even when safety regulations are followed and workers are properly trained, an accident may still occur. If you were injured in any type of construction accident and are having trouble dealing with the insurance claim, medical bills and other issues, make sure to contact an injury attorney at our office. We can give you advice on what to do and how we can help so you can make the right decisions about your case. Contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney at our law firm today to get started. You can receive the legal representation you need!